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ERIC Number: EJ1116282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-14
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ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
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Writing in Central and Eastern Europe: Stakeholders and Directions in Initiating Change
Harbord, John
Across the Disciplines, v7 Apr 2010
This paper investigates the development of writing initiatives in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, an area where prior to 1989, writing in universities played a very minor role. Using data gathered from eight institutions that currently have writing programs of some sort, I identify three typical paths writing initiatives have taken. I show how the identity of the stakeholders involved in the introduction of such initiatives has resulted in writing being taught largely in English as a second language, and the teaching of writing in local languages has been widely neglected. Finally, I discuss possible measures to remedy this situation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia Republic; Hungary; Lithuania; Romania; Slovakia; Ukraine; USSR
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